Oscar Nominee
Runtime: 114 minutes

From a dimension beyond the living, a terror to scare you to death.

Poltergeist is a horror film released in 1982. It's the predecessor to the 1986 film Poltergeist II: The Other Side. The film stars Craig T. Nelson as Steve Freeling, JoBeth Williams as Diane Freeling and Beatrice Straight as Dr. Lesh. Poltergeist was produced for $11,000,000. Since it's release it has grossed over $75,000,000 in ticket sales and $38,000,000 in rental and home sales.

Poltergeist was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences in three categories. It was an Oscar nominee for music (original score) , sound effects editing and visual effects.

Related Movies:
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Poltergeist III

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" Y'all mind hanging back? You're jamming my frequency.


A common translation of the German word "Poltergeist" is "rumbling spirit".

Filming Locations

4267 Roxbury Street, Forest Hills, Simi Valley, California, USA

Calabria Drive, Agoura Hills, California, USA

Calmfield Avenue, Agoura Hills, California, USA

Gleam Court, Agoura Hills, California, USA

Holiday Inn, Thousand Oaks, California, USA

Irvine, California, USA

Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, California, USA

Rustling Oaks Drive, Agoura Hills, California, USA

Shadycreek Drive, Agoura Hills, California, USA

Simi Valley, California, USA

University of California, Irvine, California, USA

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